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06.04.2020|Foreign Ministry

Travel and consular information related to crisis measures, 6 April

Approximately 3,000 Estonians have asked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for help to return to Estonia during the corona crisis, and most of them have also arrived home. At the moment, there are still 35 more people in need of help, who are being assisted personally by the Ministry of Foreign...
04.04.2020|Foreign Ministry

Estonia joined a call for the protection of the education of children and youth in conflicts

Today 3 April, Estonia formally endorsed the Safe Schools Declaration. The aim of the declaration is to protect the right to education and to facilitate the continuation of education in situations of armed conflict. Many conflicts continue to destroy not just school infrastructure, but the chance...
03.04.2020|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Ministry: nearly all Estonians wishing to return from abroad have arrived safely

At today’s video press conference, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu and Tiina Kallasmaa, Director of the Consular Assistance Division of the Foreign Ministry, gave an overview of efforts to help Estonians return home. “The peak of the consular crisis is behind us: the nearly 3 000 people who...
03.04.2020|Foreign Ministry

Reinsalu at the meeting of European Union foreign ministers: EU states have been efficient in repatriation efforts

Today 3 April, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu attended the informal video conference of the foreign ministers of the European Union, discussing ways to manage the effects and consequences of the pandemic more efficiently, and a better coordination of unified public communication. The foreign...
03.04.2020|Foreign Ministry

Urmas Reinsalu: NATO remains united and strong in a difficult situation

At a 2 April video meeting of NATO foreign ministers, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu emphasized that it is already time to look to the future and map the lessons of the crisis. Reinsalu acknowledged NATO’s contribution to alleviating the crisis and thanked the countries that have helped bring...
03.04.2020|Foreign Ministry

European Union foreign ministers hold a video conference

Today 3 April, an informal video conference of the foreign ministers of the European Union is held to discuss more efficient ways to cooperate in managing the effects and consequences of the pandemic. The video conference aims at improving international cooperation, including European Union...
02.04.2020|Foreign Ministry

Video meeting between NATO foreign ministers to ensure security during the pandemic

Today, 2 April, NATO Foreign Ministers will meet across a secure video bridge to discuss the situation caused by the COVID-19 crisis and measures to mitigate it. It is important for NATO that the current global health crisis does not turn into a security crisis. According to Estonian Foreign...
02.04.2020|Foreign Ministry

Declaration by NATO Foreign Ministers

02.04.2020 We, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of NATO, meet today in the midst of an unprecedented pandemic which is affecting all Allies and partners, imposing a huge cost in lives lost, as well as a sudden and severe shock to our economies. We express our deepest sympathies with all the...
02.04.2020|Foreign Ministry

Travel and consular information concerning crisis measures, 2 April

More than 2,650 people – most of the people that were abroad and wanted to return to Estonia – have done so by now. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is aware of 75 more Estonian residents that want to return as soon as possible. Travel options are extremely limited. Most regular flights have...
02.04.2020|Foreign Ministry

Estonia among the EU countries calling for the protection of the rule of law, democracy, and fundamental human rights

Statement by Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Sweden: In this unprecedented situation, it is legitimate that Member States adopt extraordinary measures to protect their citizens and...


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